Top-Notch Post Ideas for Your Freelancing Blog

Freelancers benefit greatly from having a freelancing blog. We've written about the importance of having a freelancing blog here on Freelance Folder more than once, and the experts agree. Businesses that have a blog simply do more business. But, a big obstacle for many freelancers (especially those freelancers who aren't writers) is finding ideas to write about. This problem of knowing what to write on a … [Read more...]

5+ Ways to Survive Freelancing Famine Periods

Any long-term freelancer will tell you that most freelancers go through ups and downs--periods of high pay and periods of low pay. But the feast or famine cycle can take new freelancers by surprise. While there are definitely some steps you can take to avoid the feast or famine cycle, for many freelancers the real questions is this--"How am I going to get through this slow period?" In this post, I'll … [Read more...]

Get the Money That’s Due to You AND Still Keep Your Clients

You're about to discover how to face the one task that most freelancers probably dread--collecting a late payment. When a client is late making a payment, it can set off a whole horrible negative train of thought starting with "I'm not going to be able to make my house payment/rent" and ending with "Did this client hate my work?" But worse than the negative energy that a late payment creates is the very … [Read more...]

9 Freelancing Tips for Handling Illness

How are you feeling today? I hope you're feeling well, but the sad truth is that freelancers are just like everyone else. We get sick sometimes. Unlike other workers, however, freelancers don't have paid sick time. There are a lot of perks that go along with freelancing, but taking a paid day off when we're not feeling well is not one of them. An illness doesn't have to derail you as a freelancer. There … [Read more...]

5 Real Reasons Why You Don’t Earn What You Deserve as a Freelancer

You've been reading the freelancing blogs and forums. Everyone else seems to be making a good living, but you're still really struggling. Yet, you know that you're good at what you do. What could be the problem? In this post, I'll examine five common reasons why freelancers don't earn what they deserve. You may find that one of these reasons fits your situation. … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Search for Companies Online

Whether you are a small business owner or a freelancer, chances are you stand to gain a lot from conducting a search for companies online somewhere like Duedil. A good question to focus your queries before you start is, what kind of information could improve your decisions? If you’re a freelancer, you might be hoping to avoid a horror story client, researching compensation rates in your market, or even … [Read more...]

Remote Project Management

Managing a team of telecommuters or remote freelancers may sound easy -- after all, you don’t have to deal with them as frequently or as personally as employees who work out of the same office as you. But if you’ve ever actually managed an off-site team, you probably know that it can quickly become more trouble than managing on-site employees if you aren’t careful. These five tips for keeping people on-task when … [Read more...]

The Secret of Finding the Right Freelancing Advice for You

You may not realize this, but not all freelancing advice fits all freelancers. That's because not all freelancers are exactly the same. You're unique. I'm unique. We have different personalities, freelancing specialties, and goals. What works well for one freelancer may not work for another. With the online advice deluge from a myriad of so-called gurus, blogs and books--it's easy for a freelancer to … [Read more...]

Do You Feel Like You Are Trapped in a Rat Race?

Many freelancers feel that they have just exchanged one rat race for another. They're tired and stressed all of the time. In short, they're exhausted. It doesn't have to be that way! In this post, I'll list some of the things that make freelancing seem like just another rat race and explain how you can reclaim your freelancing freedom. … [Read more...]

Improve Your Listening Skills, Become a Better Freelancer

Have you ever had a communication problem with a client? Of course you have... and you're not the only one. As with other relationships, miscommunication with clients can be a huge problem for freelancers. Miscommunication can keep you from getting freelancing work. Fortunately, there are many ways for you to improve your communication skills. Good listening is one key to good communication. The best … [Read more...]